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Overview of Mobile Projects

That focus on either/and/or security, privacy, anonymity, source-available, Libre Software.




Librem 5[edit]

  • Successfully crowdfunded, will be delivered (stage: pre-order)
  • PureOS, based on Debian and others
  • Hardware: Librem 5
  • Hardware Security: CPU separate from Baseband Processor, Physical Kill Switches for Camera, Microphone, WiFi/Bluetooth, and Baseband, with additional kill switches planned for the cellular (SIM) card slot and the GPS receiver.
  • https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5


  • Previously called Cyanogenmod
  • No google services installed by default (good for privacy and security).
  • Google services can be optionally installed as an add-on
  • Hardware: after market firmware for loads of devices, including Fairphone and OnePlus
  • https://lineageos.org


  • Reanimated
  • Open platform (OpenPhoenux GTA04) in tradition of Openmoko
  • Hardware: Neo900
  • https://neo900.org


  • Not all Libre Software by default but software modifications permitted
    • Hardware that grants users the "right to flash"
    • (Root and custom ROM allowed without voiding warranty)
  • Hardware: OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, 5T (current models)
  • https://oneplus.net



Plasma Mobile[edit]

  • By KDE
  • Not security focused at all at this stage?
  • Builds based on Kubuntu and Archlinux
  • Hardware: Google Nexus 5, 5X
  • https://plasma-mobile.org


  • Very early stage of development
  • Linux distro (based on Alpine Linux) on the phone
  • Hardware: many devices, including Google Nexus models and Fairphone 2
  • https://postmarketos.org


Ubuntu Touch[edit]

Forum Discussion[edit]


  1. https://copperhead.co/android/downloads

    CopperheadOS source code for all devices and Nexus builds are made available to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, along with some portions that are GPL2 (kernel) or GPL3 (F-Droid).

    Devices purchased from our store come with a per-device commercial license for the official builds.

    Contact sales@copperhead.co for obtaining commercial licensing for the source code, bulk sales of devices or custom development work. Funding the public release of CopperheadOS sources under more permissive licensing is also an option.

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